• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    PAINFUL contemplating class action suit for carpal tunnel it's that bad

    • Written by from Peoria

    Mouse seems great but then you use it.... if you are a casual user then great. If you are using this mouse for any kind of work for extended periods of time, i.e. greater then 5 min literally, you will be in for a shock. HAND AND WRIST PAIN TO DIE FOR! My hand and wrist will hurt for hours after use due to the extremely poor ergonomics. sleek design, cools gestures and function do NOT make up for the terrible terrible design. If your hands aren't super small DONT GET THIS MOUSE!

    111 of 120 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst mouse ever

    • Written by from FREEPORT

    I hate this mouse almost as much as the stupid trackpad. One of the worst interfaces in computer history.
    Terrible battery life. Loses connection constantly even with new batteries.
    After twenty years of computer mac useage, i feel the new direction apple is going is just plain terrible.

    115 of 131 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Profile is too low

    • Written by from WYNDMOOR

    Nice mouse but I found the profile too low, too flat. As a graphic artist I use my mouse 99% of the day, after 2 hours it was so uncomfortable I had to switch back to my Logitech.

    126 of 153 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A power hog

    • Written by from Seattle

    My logitech cordless mouse lasts 1 year on 1 AA battery. My Apple Magic Mouse lasts 1 month of 2 AA batteries. Yet another example of Apple's slow slide back to form before function

    98 of 108 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST apple gadget

    • Written by from Belgrade

    I'm very loyal Apple user for many years. They never stopped to amaze me with ingenious new products. I hoped that it would be the case with Magic mouse... Boy how wrong was I!!!
    If You ever need middle button on mouse, you would never want this THING near!!!
    So imprecise, so unergonomic, so TRAGIC... !!!!!

    99 of 111 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so good

    • Written by from Burlington

    After less than a year, I just launched mine across the office and put the pieces in the trash. It felt very good.

    The connection was unreliable, constantly dropping off. It had an annoying tendency to just not track well: sometimes only would track up and down, and sometimes only left and right.

    I have a very old Apple USB mouse that I have been using flawlessly.

    I liked the tap and swipe features of the Magic Mouse. They worked well... when it would stay connected. Perhaps I had a bad mouse but for $70, I think I'll wait before testing that assumption.

    97 of 108 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Catonsville

    this mouse was fine. now it's not. it won't track on my desk. if I put a magazine under it, it works. according to the Apple support forums this is a problem many other customers have. I am disappointed that I will have to replace this expensive and necessary accessory after owning it for perhaps 2 years.

    92 of 98 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    First Bad Apple Review

    • Written by from Danville

    I love Apple products, and this is my first negative review. The Apple Magic Mouse battery life is very bad. I got the MM with my new iMac this summer. Within the first month, I brought the MM to the Apple store because it had stopped working. It just didn't occur to me that the batteries that came with the MM were dead already. But, that's what it was. I put in two new AA Duracell alkaline batteries, and they last about 3 to 4 weeks. I use the computer an average of 5-hours a day, and turn off the MM when not in use. I inquired at an Apple store yesterday, and they said they were always replacing the batteries on the demos, and 3 to 4 weeks may be about right.

    I'm back to using my Logitech nano mouse, which gets about 8 months of use with two AAA Duracells. And, that's without turning off the mouse when not in use.

    I'm ready to sell the Apple MM. I refuse to spend more on rechargeable batteries. There's something wrong with the Apple MM design that Apple should fix. Other than the battery life, the Apple MM is a good product.

    BTW, I'm still using the original batteries in the wireless keyboard that came with the iMac. No problem there.

    (MM = Mighty Mouse)

    102 of 124 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad News...

    • Written by from Berthoud

    So I have a new imac about a year old.... Now magic mouse won't work. Took it to work it worked fine brought it home the clock just spins.... Don't work! Slam it into a million peaces... I feel better. At least I have my USB. Also huge amont of batteries and recharges...Mac user since 85! Will not buy another one! Stick with USB or trackpad

    83 of 87 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Magic Mouse A CONSTANT BATTLE

    • Written by from Palm Desert

    I have always enjoyed my apple products, but the Apple Magic Mouse is by far the biggest let down. No actually it's complete frustration. As a professional web and graphic designer, the fact that the mouse jumps and scrolls as if there were a ghost in the machine makes this by far the worst mouse I have ever owned. APPLE please fix this mouse. I would not recommend this mouse to anyone!

    88 of 104 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool features, NOT ERGONOMIC

    • Written by from Bothell

    At first this mouse is great because of the gestures. However you immediately recognize how non ergonomic this mouse really is. After extended use your hand and wrist will start to experience pain. My definition of extended is anything over 30 minutes to an hour. I've never experienced this pain from any other input device I've ever used on any system. Be warned!

    74 of 77 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely disappointed

    • Written by from Pulaski

    This is the worst mouse yet. I love everything about Apple products except the mouse. I have been using a PC mouse for the last 4 years I have had my Mac...the Mac mouse sits in a box. I thought they had finally gotten it right, but I was wrong! This "mouse" is slow and unresponsive as they have always been!

    96 of 123 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Upgraded to OS X.8 and it stopped working

    • Written by from Boulder City

    Often unseen by computers. and not seen or usable with OS X.8

    71 of 77 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great. Really uncomfortable to use.

    • Written by from Lodi

    Let me get one thing out of the way, this is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MOUSE I have even put my hands on. Period. The two-finger swipe, flick to scroll, touch-sensitive surface are all magical, and works as advertised.

    But . . .

    After a week of using this mouse, my wrist really started to cramp up, and that's partly to the really low-profile. It has gotten really uncomfortable to use. I have small hands (about 7 inches from the wrist to the tip of my middle finger), so if youre hands are big, forget about it. I found myself resting my hand more on my desk than on the surface of the mouse.

    Apple released the hockey-puck mouse back in 1998, and 11 years later, I thought they finally got it right with the Magic Mouse. Boy was I wrong. I'm a huge fan of everything Apple, but sometimes, they favor form over function. I sold my Logitech MX Revolution the day I got the Magic Mouse, but I have no choice but to buy another MX.

    80 of 95 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please Re-design the Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Montreal

    After several months of Magic Mouse use, I sum it up as follows:

    - It eats through a pair of AA's every month
    - It's not as ergonomic to hold as my 13 year old Intellimouse Explorer
    - The laser doesn't work well on my veneered table and causes the cursor not to respond sometimes when I move the mouse -- my Intellimouse on the other hand works flawlessly.

    I wanted to like this mouse as it compliments my Apple setup but it got bested by a mouse designed 10 years earlier.

    70 of 77 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only good for iPad users

    • Written by from Lillington

    Unless one wishes to use the iMac like an iPad, this mouse is quite a disappointment. Inadvertent slight lateral movements of the finger result in the page one is working on being swiped to the right out of sight; then, when one learns how to get the page back into view, he finds that all the work he has done on the page has disappeared. One learns that the lateral swipe losses can be prevented by going to the mouse icon under System Preferences and disabling the lateral swipe function. Then he is left with a page that is rather loosely contained within a box that's a little bit larger than the page itself within which the page wiggles and jiggles and bounces around so that it is rather difficult to do things like put a dot in a circle that's on the page because the page moves erratically in response to slight inadvertent movements of fingers on the mouse shell. I am now trying to find a replacement mouse as my original mouse (the Mighty Mouse) lost ability to scroll up and down pages. I got the Magic Mouse because it is the only mouse now available that is made by Apple, which means I must go through a process of finding a Logitech mouse that works satisfactorily ― more about that under Logitech options.

    66 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Irritating to say the least

    • Written by from Champaign

    Often times, it loses connection connection as often as 1-2 times per minute. Then I have to wait 30 seconds until it connects again. I have to put fresh batteries in it about every 3 weeks or the frequency of disconnects increases. This is totally unacceptable to me, especially when you consider windows all seem to be void of arrows to scroll at the side and bottom of open windows now.
    The cost of batteries for a year is enough to put me in a nasty mood. There's no excuse for this.
    I'm shopping now, to see if there is an acceptable replacement.

    60 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Mouse, Waste of batteries

    • Written by from Columbia

    The magic mouse is quite wonderful when the battery is not dead. This would be the best mouse on the market if I didn't have to buy batteries (that are bad for the environment) over and over again, or purchase separate rechargeable batteries and charger.

    The battery life is ~1 month when used 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (I also turned off the mouse every evening). This is not very good for a professional product. Thats 24 batteries used per year. Think of that per magic mouse user, that is a lot of batteries that Apple could have prevented from going to the land fill (yes, I recycle batteries, but how many people actually do).

    Why Apple did not just install a rechargeable battery with an optional cord (with a mini USB cord similar to PS3 controller plug) is beyond me. Probably because it would disrupt their aesthetic.

    For all of Apple's great integration and keeping everything simple and Apple, this is a major fail.

    Fix the mouse Apple, even if it cost $20 more per mouse, thats $20 in batteries I do not have to buy.

    70 of 83 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    • Written by from Winter Park

    The momentum scroll function jumps and sometimes goes off in random directions even when not trying to scroll, sometimes going incredibly far (like ending a 2 hour long movie instantly, clearly that velocity is a math error)

    YOU CANNOT CHOOSE TO SCROLL ONLY WITH TWO FINGERS, this proves to be TERRIBLE when using the mouse often. You can only turn scrolling on or off, and it interprets any movement from the center as scrolling even with one finger. Even with momentum turned off, it still scrolls too fast and jumpy.

    Keep working on this one Apple. I'm looking forward to some firmware updates to make this 70 dollar hunk of plastic worth it.

    69 of 81 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from vaughan

    Apple did a great job at developing this mouse in terms of function, however, the ergonomics are terrible. Using the mouse for longer than 20 minutes is painful.

    60 of 64 people found this useful